‘The Paradise’ Cancelled by BBC One

BBC One is closing shop on The Paradise.

The show about an elegant department store and its employees recently wrapped its second season, and TV Wise confirms that season two was its last. The Paradise had decent ratings in the UK and season one aired in 2013 on PBS stations across America. Unfortunately, it was forced to compete with Mr. Selfridge, the buzzier British department store drama starring Jeremy Piven.

However, the ultimate decision was made not because of ratings, but because BBC One needed room to launch a new batch of dramas. “We are incredibly proud to have made two successful series of period drama The Paradise for BBC One,” a representative of the BBC said in a statement. “However in order to make room for new dramas to come through, The Paradise won’t be returning.”

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